Carlsbad Workforce Data

Current Labor Force - Eddy County

Month Civilian Labor Force  2018 Unemployed Unemployment Rate (%)
December      
November      
October      
September      
August      
July      
June 30,590 (p) 1,125 (p) 3.7% (p)
May 29,715 841 2.8%
April 29,787 903 3.0%
March 29,981 1,038 3.5%
February 30,170 1,117 3.7%
January 29,991 1,194  4.0%

 

Month Civilian Labor Force  2017 Unemployed Unemployment Rate (%)
December 28,840 1,177 4.1%
November 28,688 1,303 4.5%
October 28,272 1,383 4.9%
September 28,190 1,465 5.2%
August 27,797 1,572 5.7%
July 27,948 1,796 6.4%
June 27,620 1,710 6.2%
May 27,279 1,592 5.8%
April 27,246 1,629 6.0%
March 27,469 1,722 6.3%
February 27,704 1,817 6.6%
January 28,011 1,903 6.8%

 

Month Civilian Labor Force  2016 Unemployed Unemployment Rate (%)
December 27,965 1,794  6.4%
November 27,847 1,801  6.5%
October 27,654 1,872 6.8%
September 27,878 1,961 7.0%
August 28,121 2,012 7.2%
July 28,409 2,054 7.2%
June 28,627 1,929 6.7%
May 28,009 1,682 6.0%
April 28,135 1,584 5.6%
March 28,634 1,581 5.5%
February 28,857 1,551 5.4%
January 29,369 1,413 4.8%

 

Month Civilian Labor Force  2015 Unemployed Unemployment Rate (%)
December 29,484 1,370 4.6%
November 29,418 1,470 5.0%
October 29,196 1,453 5.0%
September 29,076 1,463 5.0%
August 29,125 1,462 5.0%
July 29,439 1,610 5.5%
June 29,583 1,636 5.5%
May 29,063 1,419 4.9%
April 29,267 1,367 4.7%
March 29,211 1,399 4.8%
February 29,638 1,385 4.7%
January 29,883 1,230 4.1%

Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions

Average Employment by Industry and Average Weekly Wages

1st Qtr 2017 Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Accommodation and Food Services 2,315 $311
Administrative and Waste Services 1,422 $1,411
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 403 $639
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 182 $731
Construction 2,125 $968
Educational Services 2,287 $741
Finance and Insurance 520 $879
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,797 $869
Information 207 $782
Management of Companies and Enterprises 108 $1,452
Manufacturing 883 $1,314
Mining 5,556 $1,471
Other Services, except Public Admin 648 $612
Public Administration 1,208 $1,178
Professional and Technical Services 708 $1,178
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 383 $898
Retail Trade 2,607 $561
Transportation and Warehousing 1,266 $959
Utilities 351 $1,360
Wholesale Trade 588 $1,294

Source: NM Department of Workforce Solutions – updated 10/2017

Major Employers for Carlsbad/Eddy County, New Mexico

Company No. Employed
WIPP 1,200
Intrepid Potash 800
Carlsbad Municipal School 757
City of Carlsbad 499
Mosaic Potash 420
Carlsbad Medical Center 446
Walmart 329
Eddy County 314
Constructors, Inc. 304
Devon Energy 290
Artesia General Hospital 275
Concho Resources 269
Madron Services 255
Jade Construction 222
Lakeview Christian Home 200
Buffalo Wild Wings 200
CARC Inc. 182
Landsun Homes 175
Lowes 140
Albertsons 126
McDonalds 120
NMSU - Carlsbad 120
Headstart 103
PVT 100
Tessenderlo-Kerley Services 100

Updated October 2015